They came from the internet! The archives of Bad Fanfic Theatre!Dramatic readings of the weird, the horrible, and the downright terrifying examples of fan fiction on the world-wide-web. Topics: Dramatic Reading, entertainment, comedy
LibriVox recording of Bible (KJV) Book 8: Ruth (Dramatic Reading) by King James Version (KJV). Read in English by TriciaG; Beth Thomas; Rachel; Larry Wilson; Glenn O'Brien; Esther ben Simonides; E Snow; Adele de Pignerolles; DomBombadil The Book of Ruth in the Bible takes a new interpretation as it comes to life in this dramatic reading. Ruth, a young Moabitess whose husband dies, must make the decision to stay in her homeland or go with her mother-in-law Naomi back to Naomi’s homeland of... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, dramatic reading
LibriVox recording of Pollyanna (Dramatic Version) by Eleanor H. Porter. Read in English by Elizabeth Klett; Brett W. Downey; Theresa L. Downey; David Olson; Abigail Rasmussen; John Trevithick; Lyn Silva; Charlotte Duckett; Robert Harder; Lynne Thompson; Lani Small; bala; Lydia Rasmussen; Alexis Castro; Jacob Rasmussen; Zack Rasmussen; KHand; Susie Rasmussen The story begins when Pollyanna arrives in Beldingsville to live with her Aunt Polly, a strict and dutiful middle aged woman. Pollyanna... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, dramatic reading
LibriVox recording of The Wild Duck, by Henrik Ibsen. Read by volunteer readers. The Wild Duck (1884) (original Norwegian title: Vildanden) is by many considered Ibsen's finest work, and it is certainly the most complex. It tells the story of Gregers Werle, a young man who returns to his hometown after an extended exile and is reunited with his boyhood friend Hjalmar Ekdal. Over the course of the play, the many secrets that lie behind the Ekdals' apparently happy home are revealed to Gregers,... Topics: Librivox, audiobook, dramatic reading, play, tragedy Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of A Spinner in the Sun, by Myrtle Read. Dramatic Reading by volunteer readers. Myrtle Reed may always be depended upon to write a story in which poetry, charm, tenderness and humor are combined into a clever and entertaining book. Her characters are delightful and she always displays a quaint humor of expression and a quiet feeling of pathos which give a touch of active realism to all her writings. In "A Spinner in the Sun" she tells an old-fashioned love story, of... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, dramatic reading, romance, mystery, disfigurement Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Barks and Purrs, by Colette. Barks and Purrs is a collection of seven episodes in the lives of Toby-Dog, a French Bulldog, and Kiki-the-Demure, a Maltese cat, living in a comfortable household. The episodes cover a hot afternoon, a train ride, and what happened when dinner was late or their mistress was ill. We hear about the first fire in autumn, a heavy storm, and about a visitor in the household.Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette-Willy was throughout her life a controversial... Topics: Drama, animals, dramatic reading, literature, Librivox, audiobook Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Headlong Hall, by Thomas Love Peacock. Dramatically read by various readers. Headlong Hall is the first novel by Thomas Love Peacock, published in 1815 (dated 1816). As in his later novel Crotchet Castle, Peacock assembles a group of eccentrics, each with a single monomaniacal obsession, and derives humor and social satire from their various interactions and conversations. The setting is the country estate of Squire Harry Headlong Ap-Rhaiader, Esq. in Wales. (Summary by... Topics: Librivox, audiobook, dramatic reading, satire, play Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of The Way of the World, by William Congreve. The Way of the World is a play written by British playwright William Congreve. It premiered in 1700 in the theatre in Lincoln's Inn Fields in London. It is widely regarded as being one of the best Restoration comedies written and is still performed sporadically to this day. The play is based around the two lovers Mirabell and Millamant (originally famously played by John Verbruggen and Anne Bracegirdle). In order for the two to... Topics: Librivox, audiobook, dramatic reading, play, comedy, romance Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox dramatic reading of Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson. When a rough old seaman calling himself "the Captain" appears at the inn owned by Jim Hawkins' father, young Jim little dreams what adventures will follow in the man's wake. Soon, the once-peaceful inn is threatened by pirates, Jim's father is laid in his grave, and Jim finds himself in possession of a map showing the location of treasure buried by the legendary and notorious Captain Flint. Along with a group of... Topics: Librivox, dramatic reading, buried treasure, pirates, adventure Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Hard Times by Charles Dickens. Read by Bob Neufeld, with a full cast. Charles Dickens' 1854 novel opens with the philosophy of education espoused by the eminently practical Mr. Gradgrind, who prizes "facts and calculations." He raises his children, most prominently Louisa and Tom, to eschew imagination and emotion and embrace order and reason. The results are disastrous: Louisa marries out of duty to the supposed self-made man Mr. Bounderby, while Tom grows up... Topics: librivox, audio, dickens, novel, dramatic reading Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Peter Pan (Dramatic Reading) by J. M. Barrie. "All children, except one, grow up,” begins J. M. Barrie's most famous novel. Barrie then proceeds to tell the story of that one extraordinary exception, Peter Pan, who lives in the Neverland with pirates and fairies and is always having adventures. One night he appears in the nursery of the Darling children and the most marvelous adventure of all begins. Light-hearted though it seems in premise, Peter Pan is a sweet... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, dramatic reading, fiction, children, fairy, imagination
Dramatic reading of the poem "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allen Poe. The poem was read and recorded by Tom Taylor, with backing music created at Aviary.com Topics: poem, dramatic reading, Edgar Allen Poe, Annabel Lee
LibriVox dramatic reading of The Maid of Maiden Lane by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr. The Maid of Maiden lane is a wonderful love story in which Mrs. Barr intertwines the hot political and social issues that were occurring in America during the last decade of the 18th century with an excellent love story plot. Some of those issues include: the moral dilemma and debate over the French Revolution, and how that event touched the lives of the immigrants in America; the prejudices between the... Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, poetry, romance, history, drama, dramatic reading
LibriVox recording of JOb, King James Version. Dramatic reading by various volunteers. The Book of Job is one of the books of the Hebrew Bible. It relates the story of Job, his trials at the hands of Satan, his theological discussions with friends on the origins and nature of his suffering, his challenge to God, and finally a response from God. The Book itself comprises a didactic poem set in a prose framing device and has been called "the most profound and literary work of the entire Old... Topics: Librivox, audiobook, Bible, Job, dramatic reading, King James Version Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Agnes Grey, by Anne Brontë. Read by a full cast. Agnes Grey is the daughter of a minister, whose family comes to financial ruin. Desperate to earn money to care for herself, she takes one of the few jobs allowed to respectable women in the early Victorian era, as a governess to the children of the wealthy. In working with two different families, the Bloomfields and the Murrays, she comes to learn about the troubles that face a young woman who must try to rein in unruly,... Topics: ibrivox, literature, audiobook, dramatic reading, agnes grey, anne bronte Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Emma, by Jane Austen. Read by a full cast. Emma is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance....As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters. Before she began the novel, Austen wrote, "I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like." In the very first sentence she introduces... Topics: ibrivox, literature, audiobook, dramatic reading, emma, jane austen Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Little Lord Fauntleroy (Dramatic Reading, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This story is about an American lad of 7 years old who lives with his young widowed mother in New York. He spends his days with his friend the grocery man Mr. Hobbs, the boot black Dick, and other young lads from his town. His best friend is his mother, whom he calls dearest, because that is what his papa used to call her. Cedric has curly blond hair, a sturdy young body, and a beautiful face that is... Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, children, dramatic reading, America, England, inheritance
LibriVox recording of Confidences d'un joueur de clarinette by Émile Erckmann; Alexandre Chatrian. Read in French by a full cast. Après la mort de sa mère, Kasper, joueur de clarinette, a vécu chez son oncle Konrad avec Margrédel, sa cousine dont il était épris. Se remémorant sa jeunesse, il nous conte son histoire poignante. Personnages : Aldor - Narrateur/Kasper. Christian - Conrad Stavolo, Mériâne, Docteur Lehmann, Tonnelier Gross, un vieil homme, Summer, Curé Jeronimus. Ezwa -... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, French, Francais, Dramatic Reading, novel, literature, Europe
LibriVox recording of The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux. Read by a full cast. Over the years, strange things have been happening at the Paris Opéra House. The new owners, M. Moncharmin and M. Richard don't know what to do about the mysterious "Opera Ghost" demanding money, nor the tragic death of the chief scene-shifter. Now the young Soprano, Christine Daae, has been kidnapped and her lover, the Vicomte de Chagny, is going mad. The opera house is falling to pieces. Could... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: ibrivox, literature, audiobook, dramatic reading, phantom of the opera, leroux Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
This is a dramatic reading of The Adventures of Captain Red Beard and His Crew, a short story written by Stephen Kelly when he was eleven years old. Please, sit back and be transported to a time of open seas and adventure. Show Notes:All sound effects courtesy of Freesound. Topics: Captain Redbeard, fiction, dramatic reading, pirates, arr, Whales are Whales
LibriVox recording of The Clouds, by Aristophanes. Read by Expatriate. Strepsiades is an Athenian burdened with debt from a bad marriage and a spendthrift son. He resolves to go to the Thinking Shop, where he can purchase lessons from the famous Socrates in ways to manipulate language in order to outwit his creditors in court. Socrates, represented as a cunning, manipulative, irreverent sophist, has little success with the dull-witted Strepsiades, but is able to teach the old man's son... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Classics (Antiquity), comedy, dramatic reading, Greek drama, Aristophanes
LibriVox recording of Anne's House of Dreams, by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Read by a full cast. In the next installment of the Anne series, newlyweds Anne and Gilbert move to the harbor town of Four Winds. There they meet new friends and experience joy as well as heartbreak. (Summary by wildemoose) Cast: Anne/Narrator: Arielle Lipshaw Diana Barry: Eden Rea-Hedrick Marilla Cuthbert/Marshall Elliott: Elizabeth Klett Mrs. Rachel Lynde: Caprisha Page Mrs. Harmon Andrews/Davy Keith: TriciaG Mrs. Jasper... Topics: librivox, audiobook, dramatic reading, montgomery, anne's house of dreams Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen. Read by a full cast. The story is about Elinor and Marianne, two daughters of Mr Dashwood by his second wife. They have a younger sister, Margaret, and an older half-brother named John. When their father dies, the family estate passes to John, and the Dashwood women are left in reduced circumstances. The novel follows the Dashwood sisters to their new home, a cottage on a distant relative's property, where they experience both romance... Topics: ibrivox, literature, audiobook, dramatic reading, jane austen, sense and sensibility Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman, living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London. In this reading, Librivox... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, pride and prejudice, jane austen, dramatic reading Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of 2 B R 0 2 B, by Kurt Vonnegut. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was a prolific and genre-bending American novelist known for works blending satire, black comedy, and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle, and Breakfast of Champions. 2 B R 0 2 B is a satiric short story that imagines life (and death) in a future world where aging has been "cured" and population control is mandated and administered by the government. (Summary by Wikipedia and Laurie Anne... Topics: Librivox, audiobook, Vonnegut, , science fiction, short stories, dramatic reading Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of The Paying Guest, by George Gissing. Read by a full cast. Clarence and Emmeline Mumford are in for a real treat when they take in the young, outspoken Miss Louise Derrick as their guest. Shedding a light on class struggles in the Victorian era, The Paying Guest offers a look at just what "proper society" expects. (Summary by Amanda Friday) Cast: Narrator: Elizabeth Klett Clarence Mumford: AllenJohns Emmeline Mumford: Arielle Lipshaw Louise Derrick: Amanda Friday... Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, dramatic reading, gissing, paying guest Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. Read by Elizabeth Klett with a full cast. Mansfield Park is Jane Austen's 1814 novel focusing on Fanny Price, the daughter of a poor Portsmouth family, who is taken to live with her aunt and uncle Bertram's family on their estate at the age of ten. Surrounded by her wealthy and privileged cousins, and continually reminded of her lower status by her bullying Aunt Norris, Fanny grows up timid and shy, but with a strong sense of ethics, partly... Topics: librivox, audio, austen, mansfield park, novel, dramatic reading Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox dramatic recording of Ozma of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. Ozma of Oz was the third title in the Oz series by L. Frank Baum. In this book Dorothy is shipwrecked and lands on the shores of a fairy country that adjoins Oz, the land of Ev. There she meets Tiktok, a wind-up mechanical man; a talking chicken, Billina; and Ozma, the girl ruler of Oz who is leading a quest to rescue the royal family of Ev from their captivity by the Nome King. Dorothy is also reunited with her old friends, the... Topics: Librivox, audiobook, dramatic reading, Oz, fantasy, children, children's fiction, fiction Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Read by a full cast. Sara Crewe is a very intelligent, polite, and creative young girl. Born to a wealthy soldier in India, Sara was brought all the way to London in Victorian-era England for a formal education. At the upscale boarding school, Sara is forced to tolerate the haughty, disdainful headmistress, Miss Minchin. Unfortunately, things only get worse for Sara when her father's bankruptcy and death leave her impoverished... Topics: librivox, audiobook, dramatic reading, frances hodgson burnett, little princess Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Read by Arielle Lipshaw and full cast. Red-haired Anne Shirley, the orphan girl mistakenly sent to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, has been one of the world's most beloved characters since the publication of Anne of Green Gables in 1908. In this dramatic reading, Librivox readers tell the story of Anne's adventures as she grows up on Prince Edward Island.(Summary by wildemoose) For further information, including links... Topics: librivox, audio, montgomery, anne shirley, novel, dramatic reading Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Robert reads the Zale Drugs fountain menu. If you have any suggestions for what youâd like Robert to read, post them on the blog or Facebook page. http://wawaseegroup.blogspot.com/ http://bit.ly/oqModb Topics: Audiobook, Dramatic reading, menu, Podcast, Robert Reads, Robert Sautter, The Wawasee Group, Warsaw...
A Dramatic Reading from I Love You/I Hate You by Lisa Krieger with backing by Joe at Teri's Diner & Bar, Philadelphia, PA Topics: Philadelphia City Paper, I Love You I Hate You, Philadelphia, Dramatic Reading, Lisa Krieger
On this episode of The Interchange Justyna Bicz does an interview about the uncommon good project, the third installation of radio reading Topics: Uncommon Good, volunteer, environment, youth, fiction, dramatic reading, science, physics, lasers,...
LibriVox recording of The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. Dramatically read by various volunteers. Baroness Emma ("Emmuska") Orczy (September 23, 1865 – November 12, 1947) was a British novelist, playwright and artist of Hungarian origin. She was most notable for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. Some of her paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. (Summary by Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, cast... Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, fiction, dramatic reading, adventure, suspense, French Revolution, spies, spy... Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Anne of Avonlea, by L.M. Montgomery. Following Anne of Green Gables (1908), the book covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. This book follows Anne from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea school. It includes many of the characters from Anne of Green Gables, as well as new ones like Mr. Harrison, Miss Lavendar Lewis, Paul Irving, and the twins Dora and Davy. (Summary by Wikipedia) Cast: Anne/Narrator: Arielle Lipshaw Mrs.... Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, children, young adult, dramatic reading, anne of avonlea, l.m.... Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Anne of the Island, by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Read by a full cast. Anne of the Island is the third book in the Anne of Green Gables series, written by Lucy Maud Montgomery about Anne Shirley. Anne of the Island was published in 1915, seven years after the bestselling Anne of Green Gables. In the continuing story of Anne Shirley, Anne attends Redmond College in Kingsport, where she is studying for her BA. (Summary by Wikipedia) Cast: Anne Shirley/Narrator: Arielle Lipshaw... Topics: ibrivox, literature, audiobook, dramatic reading, anne of the island, lucy maud montgomery Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of The Sorrows of a Show Girl, by Kenneth McGaffrey. Originally printed in The Morning Telegraph in New York, this is the story of Miss Sabrina, the show girl, and her ups and downs with the unpredictable theatrical industry and the Great White Way, the lights and glamour of Broadway. "In order to set myself right with both the public and the vast army of Sabrinas that add youth and beauty to our stage, and brilliancy and gaiety to our well known cafes, I wish to say... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: ibrivox, literature, audiobook, dramatic reading, sorrows of a show girl, kenneth mcgaffrey Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
This week's show features readings by William F. DeVault of his two poems THE RESOLVE OF AN EARNEST LOVER, ADRIFT and MATTHEW 10:14, as well as two complete poetry cycles RONIN IN THE TEMPLE OF APHRODITE and THE TRINITY CYCLE. Topics: spoken word, poetry, dramatic reading, william f. devault, from out of the city, podcast, american...
The second chapter of what is considered the worst fanficition ever written. My Immortal follows Ebony, a tragic, young "goffic" vampire, who also happens to be a witch, and attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Ebony falls in love with the misunderstood Draco Malfoy. Ebony has to follow her heart and fight with her friends to defeat the evil "Prepz" led by Lord Vlodemort and his Deth Deelers. My Immortal is a tale of passion, romance, and a murder of a classic... Topics: fanfic, fan fic, my immortal, my, immortal, bad, Harry Potter, worst, fan fiction, Lemursrule,...
The first chapter of what is considered the worst fanficition ever written. My Immortal follows Ebony, a tragic, young "goffic" vampire, who also happens to be a witch, and attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Ebony falls in love with the misunderstood Draco Malfoy. Ebony has to follow her heart and fight with her friends to defeat the evil "Prepz" led by Lord Vlodemort and his Deth Deelers. My Immortal is a tale of passion, romance, and a murder of a classic... Topics: fanfic, fan fic, my immortal, my, immortal, bad, Harry Potter, worst, fan fiction, Lemursrule,...